A French writer, Patrick Modiano, Thursday, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2014.
According to a statement on the Nobel Prize’s website, Mr.Modiano was awarded “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.”
According to the UK Guardian, the 69-year old novelist’s best known work is Missing Person, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1978, a prestigious award in France.
The paper noted that Mr. Modiano was the 15th French writer to be named a Nobel Laureate and the 111th winner of the prize.
The prestigious award comes with a prize money of $1.1million.